openSUSE update for flash-player



Published: 2009-05-20
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2009-1492
CVE-2009-1493
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #2 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU6134

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-1492

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when processing malicious .pdf files. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted PDF file that triggers calls to the getAnnots() JavaScript method, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 9.0 - 9.1.1, 8.0 - 8.1.5, 7.0 - 7.1.2

Adobe Acrobat: 7.0 - 7.1.2, 8.0 - 8.1.5, 9.0 - 9.1.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-05/msg00001.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU6133

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-1493

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when processing malicious .pdf files. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted PDF file that triggers calls to the customDictionaryOpen() JavaScript method with a long string in the second argument, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.



Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 7.0 - 7.1.2, 8.0 - 8.1.5, 9.0 - 9.1.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-05/msg00001.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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